The sky’s the limit for a local headteacher who is facing his fears to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital, Sheffield.
When Chris Stewart, Head at Totely Primary School, heard pupil Dominic McGrail, aged eight, had been diagnosed with Leukaemia he wanted to do something to help.
Lifelong Wednesday supporter Chris, who will be parachuting out of a plane from two miles high for the cause, said: “I can’t say I am looking forward to it.”
“The staff at M3 ward at the Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, are brilliant and have been wonderful in caring for Dominic.”
If the prospect of the skydive wasn’t enough, Chris is facing an extra pressure; he’s been told he needs to lose a stone before attempting the tandem jump.
He added: “This is a huge incentive; I have over four months left so I know I can lose a stone and I have to – it’s as simple as that!”
Chris’ actions have sparked a host of other fundraising activities from parents training for charity runs to pupils organising cake sales and charity car washes.
The jump is scheduled for 16 June 2013 in Nottingham. To sponsor Chris please visit his Just Giving page by clicking here.